Interesting choice of word isn't it? A cockroach is the most resilient of things.
Gives weight to the social theory of power where the abused and the abuser are in a symbiotic relationship with the abused afraid to govern themselves.
What is that theory? I need to read it again.
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I think the way forward is amnesty for both the protesters and police officers (eg, for minor offences).
But if both sides agree to the above, then I think an independent inquiry can be held. The police should not be against an independent inquiry if they have immunity.
You can't make this stuff up. Some media relations officer says cockroach could be considered a term of endearment, considering the vitality of the insect:
In much the same way that "mother fucker" can be seen as a term of endearment in referring to your father, after all, he did have relations with your mother and then you were born, so it really has a lot of nice connotations...The police said on Monday that officers using the word "cockroach" to refer to anti-government protesters could be regarded as a term of endearment.
Speaking on RTHKâ€™s â€œHong Kong Connectionâ€, community relations officer Tam Yu-hei said while some may see the cockroach reference in a bad light, people should not â€œover-interpretâ€ the term. He said people should look at it positively, as the insect is full of vitality.
Tam said he believes his colleagues are very professional and all officers have vowed not to be hostile towards anyone.